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Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!" - Edward Abbey
When I started tent camping as a kid, we'd take some of the galvanized steel 'horse buckets' we used on the farm. When we got setup, we'd fill them full of sand or rocks from where we were camping, and then set them up around the fire as a fire ring. (we always made sure that the rocks we gathered weren't porous or wet)
Let them sit there sucking up heat from our fire for hours, and then as we got ready to go into the tents, we'd bring them in and set them on the ground (our old tent didn't have a floor). They'd radiate heat most of the night.
I'd consider "borrowing" some rocks from around a fire ring and putting them on the ground under my tarp if I wanted to try to raise the temp inside the tarp for a bit. Put them back around the fire in the morning, and there ya go.
And don't forget the nalgene bottle full of hot/warm water in the sleeping bag...also a goodie.
Total Newb here. I'm planning (hoping it works) to use a ThermaPad in my set up. It looks like it's just a specialized windshield reflector (which has already been suggested) redesigned for the purpose of reflecting body heat. It's super light if not super small. I've tried it on the ground and seems to work pretty well.
Anyway, here's the site if anyone is interested. btw, it even mentions hammocks in the description
Has anyone tried the Hennessy Radiant Double Bubble Pad? It is silvered and has bubbles in it and looks like it should work better than a windshield reflector. See:
There was an Old Man with a owl,
Who continued to bother and howl;
He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl.WOO
yep made a double layer relectixpad for winter, made it down to mid 30s with 2 military patrol sleeping bags. those bag are now a summer underquilt, and top quilt diy of course. cost on both bags were 26 bucks, and I use the windsheild reflector. You can get the sleeping bags on army gear.net., weight is 2lbs but gets lighter when you cut the giant zipper off.
I use a space blanket as well, but I also purchased an old MSS Sleep System and converting the heavy liner into a under quilt.
Then Jonah said, "I am a Hebrew, I worship Yahweh, the god of the heavens, who made the sea, and dry land.".
Jonah 1:9 HCSV
"If the Arabs put down their guns, there would be no more war. If Israel put down their guns, there would be no more Israel."
Hi Folks, I'm new in the forum and hammocks, so I'm seeing the use of windshield protectors for warmth reflection . Are you strapping them outside the hammock or just laying on them in the hammock. Thanks, Dale
My apologies if it's been beaten to death in other posts but my search failed.